skip to main content

Find internet service and providers in North Dakota

Enter your zip code below to find providers in the area.

Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in North Dakota

North Dakotans are delighted with their internet, ranking 2nd over all states in internet customer satisfaction. A big reason for all these happy customers in the Flickertail State may be because the average household pays less than $60 a month on internet. Many cities like Fargo, Horace, and Jamestown have access to three or more different providers, giving customers options when it comes to choosing different internet plans. Customers can easily comparison shop for the best deal, and more competition keeps plan prices lower.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from customers in North Dakota.

That ranks North Dakota 2nd nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in North Dakota

 4.1/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 2nd national ranking for customer satisfaction

$56.42 average price per payment for internet, per household

96.7% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

4.1/5 average customer service rating of internet services

4.1/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

774,008 people

2.45 average people per household

$66,007 average income per household

44 average age per household

59% of population employed


4% higher than national average

Ranked 17th nationally


15% lower than national average

Ranked 45th nationally


9% higher than national average

Ranked 50th nationally


3% higher than national average

Ranked 27th nationally

Average download speed
136.1 Mbps

0.63% lower than national average
Ranks 22nd nationally

Average upload speed
76.2 Mbps

29.82% higher than national average
Ranks 5th nationally
Compare your speed to the North Dakota average with our Speed Test.
If you’re looking for additional information about or the products, services and trends we write about, please reach out to us at

Fastest internet providers in North Dakota

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
West River Cooperative Telephone Company 237.36 Mbps 220.68 Mbps 69.69% View Plans for West River Cooperative Telephone Company
Midco 173.44 Mbps 64.73 Mbps 57.54% View Plans for Midco
Consolidated Telcom 171.57 Mbps 127.93 Mbps 79.93% View Plans for Consolidated Telcom
North Dakota Telephone Company 155.97 Mbps 110.05 Mbps 68.13% View Plans for North Dakota Telephone Company
SRT Communications, Inc. 134.13 Mbps 115.61 Mbps 62.66% View Plans for SRT Communications, Inc.
94% of people in North Dakota have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 49th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 88.17% 91.08% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 466.6 Mbps 79.31% 56.17% See all providers for Cable
DSL 61.83 Mbps 69.22% 74.14% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 1015.39 Mbps 64.83% 74.53% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 151.24 Mbps 39.2% 78.84% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 65.06 Mbps 94.08% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in North Dakota

Cities in North Dakota with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
West Fargo 166.84 Mbps 82.61 Mbps 75% Arvig
Dickinson 159.23 Mbps 92.33 Mbps 79% Midco
Minot 145.24 Mbps 63.55 Mbps 66% Midco
Grand Forks 139.06 Mbps 42.09 Mbps 91% CenturyLink
Fargo 138.57 Mbps 85.31 Mbps 80% MLGC
Williston 130.23 Mbps 66.34 Mbps 58% Northwest Communications
Bismarck 128.53 Mbps 40.29 Mbps 76% BEK Communications Cooperative
Jamestown 37.68 Mbps 22.31 Mbps 99% Dakota Carrier Network

West Fargo is the best city in North Dakota for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Dickinson and Minot also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in North Dakota

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Fargo 123,576 100% 71% 100%
Grand Forks 58,552 100% 73% 100%
Minot 55,665 100% 100% 100%
Horace 4,163 100% 100% 100%
Jamestown 17,837 100% 100% 100%
Minot AFB 5,223 100% 100% 100%
Wahpeton 9,584 99% 99% 99%

Fargo is the most internet-connected city in North Dakota. Fargo makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Fargo's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Grand Forks and Minot also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in North Dakota


Population: 123,576

Median income: $82,374

138.57 Mbps
avg. download speed

85.31 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

70.65% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Grand Forks

Population: 58,552

Median income: $47,721

139.06 Mbps
avg. download speed

42.09 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

72.75% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 55,665

Median income: $71,149

145.24 Mbps
avg. download speed

63.55 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Expand for more citiesView fewer cities

Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

North Dakota FAQs

What internet providers are in North Dakota?

North Dakota has a variety of regional providers like Arvig, Midco, MLGC, BEK Communications Cooperative, and Dakota Carrier Network. These providers offer a mix of internet tech types like fiber, cable, and DSL.

Find Providers in Your Area
Back to top